quadrivium

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Medieval Latin quadrivium (the four mathematical studies), from Latin quattuor (four) + via (road).

NounEdit

quadrivium (plural quadrivia)

  1. The higher division of the seven liberal arts in the Middle Ages, composed of geometry, astronomy, arithmetic, and music.

Coordinate termsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From quattuor (four) + via (road).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

quadrivium n (genitive quadriviī); second declension

  1. a crossroads; place where four ways meet.
  2. (Medieval Latin) the quadrivium (the four mathematical liberal arts)

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative quadrivium quadrivia
genitive quadriviī quadriviōrum
dative quadriviō quadriviīs
accusative quadrivium quadrivia
ablative quadriviō quadriviīs
vocative quadrivium quadrivia

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • quadrivium in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
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